[olug] Fedora upgrade to v. 19

Lou Duchez lou at paprikash.com
Thu Jul 4 19:35:21 UTC 2013

Some are business, some are more home/hobby.

I've been doing Fedora for nearly a decade now, and I haven't seen any 
reason to switch.  It's treated me well, the updates are timely (my 
biggest gripe with CentOS), and basically it just runs.

> That's good to hear, I could never get fedora to run reliably on my home
> pcs. Are those corporate servers? I don't have the balls for that. Had good
> luck with centos servers, and ubuntu server non essential boxes, had great
> luck so far.
> I might have to give fedora another shot. I had clock skew issues on an old
> laptop and gave up on it
> I always rebuild boxes on new releases (moving to VMware anyways, some
> boxes had software raid. (Blah)) had way too many major updates bite me.
> Sent from my Google Nexus 10 Tablet.
> On Jul 4, 2013 1:36 PM, "Lou Duchez" <lou at paprikash.com> wrote:
>> Version 19 of Fedora just came out, and I'm updating servers today. Now
>> last time I updated Fedora, it was a convoluted, daunting process, but that
>> was primarily because Fedora was merging some key directories and it
>> required some manual intervention.
>> But the upgrade from 18 to 19 is the exact opposite: it's never been
>> easier.  Fedora has long offered a means to upgrade via yum, and while they
>> do not recommend the process, they acknowledge that it works, and they even
>> post step-by-step instructions (which you're not supposed to follow).  But
>> this time they've gone a step easier: they've made a script that will do
>> all the steps you're not supposed to do.
>> So the upgrade process you're not supposed to perform is now:
>> 1)    yum install fedora-upgrade
>> 2)    fedora-upgrade
>> 3)    reboot
>> So far, five for five servers have updated properly doing this.
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